Lone Ark. Democratic senator opposes gay marriage

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' lone Democratic senator says he remains opposed to gay marriage even as Democratic senators from other conservative states have joined the growing chorus of lawmakers who say they support it.

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reiterated his opposition to same-sex marriage Wednesday during a conference call with reporters.

His comments come after Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Tim Johnson of South Dakota recently voiced their support for gay marriage.

Pryor's stance makes him 1 of only three Democrats in the Senate who have not expressed support for gay marriage. The other two are Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Republican Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Rob Portman of Ohio have announced their support for gay marriage.

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